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Erie, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie Richards announced more than 20 new state investments in projects on the Erie Bayfront and throughout the city to support ongoing revitalization efforts and spur further economic development. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Disabled Veteran Solutions (DVS), a veteran-owned provider of call center services that focuses on hiring veterans and military families, will expand operations at a new site in the city of Erie, a move that will create 205 new Pennsylvania jobs. “In Pennsylvania, every company expansion is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 150 attendees for the second Cabinet in Your Community event held at Lock Haven University. “The exceptional discussion and positive energy from our first event in Nanticoke continued in Lock Haven where many members of the community came out to engage in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Carmell Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based biotechnology company focused on improving and accelerating the healing process, to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver provided the keynote address at the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting “Governor Wolf has placed an great emphasis on making Pennsylvania as a whole a better place to live, work, and play – but in particular, he […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Terrafina LLC, a food manufacturer of healthy snack options, will be relocating its operations from New York City into East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, and will create 120 new Pennsylvania jobs. “The strong economic climate in Pennsylvania, combined with our prime location in the heart of the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals made by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for 11 small business projects in nine counties across the commonwealth that will help retain more than 800 jobs and create more than 125 new jobs within three years. “These fiscally responsible investments support […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Carol Kilko joined Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani and Hanover Chamber President Gary Laird in the Capitol Media Center to unveil the components of Governor Tom Wolf’s new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program. The new program, housed at […]
Supported Through Tighter Clawback Provisions on Job Creation Programs Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that will enable more Pennsylvania employers to develop the specialized training their workers need to close skills gaps in the workplace, while also […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the Wolf Administration has secured more than $6.35 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding for three major Susquehanna Valley flood-remediation projects in Bloomsburg, Columbia County; Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County; and Pine Grove, Schuylkill County. “Governor Wolf […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Montgomery, Luzerne, and Allegheny counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties. “The benefits of the ISRP are twofold, not only removing harmful chemicals and contaminants […]
Town-hall style event first in statewide series of regional initiative updates Harrisburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 200 attendees for the first Cabinet in Your Community event held at Luzerne County Community College. “I am excited that so many members of the community came out to hear from […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Solar Energy Program (SEP) guidelines have been updated to include grants in addition to loans. The program is open and accepting applications, offering almost $30 million in funding to promote the use of solar energy in Pennsylvania. “The Solar Energy Program is vital in our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Carnegie Mellon University officials and local leaders at the groundbreaking of an advanced manufacturing facility at the Hazelwood Green (formerly Almono) property in Pittsburgh. “Under the leadership of Governor Wolf, new opportunities are rising all over the commonwealth through our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Alpla Inc., a manufacturer of plastic packaging items, will be expanding its operations into Bethlehem, Northampton County, and will create 59 new jobs. “Any time a large manufacturing company expands into Pennsylvania, it’s great news for our workers,” Governor Wolf said. “Alpla is bringing 59 new, […]
Hanover, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani discussed Governor Wolf’s commitment to apprenticeship programs and the role they play in the development of a skilled workforce and the creation of jobs that pay, during the Hanover […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Pennex Aluminum Company, a manufacturer and supplier of quality aluminum extrusions, in Wellsville, York County, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting a strong manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania by strengthening the workforce and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced several new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) drawing from the Local Share Account (LSA) for Montgomery County and the Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF). The projects support community development projects in Montgomery and Allegheny Counties. “Part of our responsibility with gaming revenue is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new Business in Our Sites (BOS) project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), to support redevelopment projects in Pennsylvania projected to create more than 3,300 jobs. “The Business in Our Sites program is a critical business development tool that allows us to prepare an arsenal of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced 227 new project approvals made through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA): 115 projects using funds collected from the impact fee on unconventional gas wells in the Marcellus Shale and 112 Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) projects in support of community revitalization, transportation improvement and environmental protection. “Part of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Finance Authority’s (CFA) Solar Energy Program will be opening a new grant program and accepting applications for over $30 million in funding to support the advancement of solar energy and community development. “I am thrilled to announce a new program to help ensure that […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will create up to 200 jobs and bring natural gas energy to more than 115 households, businesses, and other properties in Wyoming County. “As our natural gas infrastructure expands across the commonwealth, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined representatives from the state of Israel, the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia Jewish Federation, and the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition to sign an agreement with the Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA) to further commit to trade and investment with Israel. “I […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Highwood USA, a manufacturer of low-maintenance synthetic wood components, will be expanding its operations into Hazleton, Luzerne County, and will create 58 new Pennsylvania jobs. “This expansion represents more than just the creation of 58 family-sustaining jobs in Hazleton,” said Governor Wolf. “It also signals the […]
Carlisle, PA – The Wolf Administration joined state and local officials from Carlisle Borough and Cumberland County Wednesday to kick off the shovel-ready phase of a private-public collaborative project to transform a 48-acre industrial brownfield into a residential/retail/office complex and public park. The complex will include a hotel, restaurant, retail, residential and office space. Streets […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Berkshire Hathaway GUARD (GUARD), a commercial property and casualty insurance company, will expand its national headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, and create 285 new Pennsylvania jobs. “This project is a big win for Wilkes-Barre, both now and in the future,” said Governor Wolf. “Major employers like GUARD […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals made by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for 23 small business projects in 13 counties across the commonwealth that will help create nearly 400 new jobs within three years. “When we offer fiscally responsible support for small businesses and established companies […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of more than $6.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for projects in Adams, Blair, Carbon, Centre, Elk, Fayette, Lawrence, Mifflin, Potter, Schuylkill, and Somerset counties. “For decades, the Community Development Block Grant program has funded […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin praised the expansion of the Tyson Foods facility in East Pottsville as members of the Governor’s Action Team joined company executives and local leaders for a groundbreaking celebration of the new expansion this morning. “Tyson Foods has been a major contributor […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at NextFab, a Philadelphia makerspace and tech startup incubator, to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in Pennsylvania. “NextFab is a perfect […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Chairman Bibhuti Aryal and Executive Director Tiffany Chang Lawson of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs joined Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) secretary Dennis Davin and local leaders in Pittsburgh to unveil the “Power of the Purse: How Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Contribute to the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver spoke to high school students about the importance of STEM education and careers at the PlastiVan STEM Education event in Pittsburgh. “Governor Tom Wolf has put education – and especially STEM education – […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and Senator Elder Vogel for a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Zelienople, Butler County. “Tours like this one demonstrate what is possible when the private and public sectors come together with a shared vision to make […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Royal Industries International, Inc. (Royal), a manufacturer of promotional products, will relocate its facility from Brooklyn, New York to Allentown, Lehigh County, creating 80 new Pennsylvania jobs. “This move from Royal isn’t just a big win for Allentown and the Lehigh Valley – it’s a big […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, emphasizing Governor Tom Wolf’s strong support for innovation and education in the development of skilled workers in manufacturing, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin presented the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center’s first “Commitment in Manufacturing” award to A. Rifkin Company of Wilkes-Barre. “In achieving success over 125 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined company executives and leaders from DRIVE, the Columbia-Montour region economic development agency, to tour USG, a manufacturer of materials for the construction and remodeling industries. The event is part of Pennsylvania Manufacturing […]
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is celebrating Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week, which will reach its peak with National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 6, 2017. “Our goal with Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week is to highlight the prolific manufacturing career opportunities that are available throughout the commonwealth and to provide a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, emphasizing Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to developing a new generation of skilled workers to meet the demands of the flourishing manufacturing industry, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin kicked off Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week at HackPGH makerspace in Pittsburgh. “Giving students and young adults a firsthand look at […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation and other local economic development leaders to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation Holding, a manufacturer of automatic doors, for the company’s contributions to Westmoreland County manufacturing. “Tucker Auto-Mation […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, emphasizing Governor Tom Wolf’s strong support for private-sector technology and innovation as key components of creating jobs that pay, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin visited two growing companies in Erie: Epic Web Studios and Acoustic Sheep. “Erie is a rising city of great ideas,” said Secretary […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined executives from Coupling Corp of America, MANTEC, Murray Securus, and the York County Economic Alliance to kick off Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week, a week dedicated to building positive perceptions about manufacturing, drawing attention to career opportunities, and highlighting the […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Energy Wall, a manufacturer of advanced high-efficiency energy recovery technology, in Lancaster, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing technological innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined company executives and local leaders to celebrate the expansion of Aerzen USA, a supplier of air compressors, in Coatesville, Chester County. “Because it dares to view success as more than a singular challenge, because it a champion for […]
Harrisburg, PA – In a letter to the Oversight Committee Chairs, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin outlined his deep concerns with the House Republicans’ plan to transfer committed money away from several funds that will place thousands jobs in peril, halt business development and infrastructure projects already underway, and lead […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the City of Altoona’s status as a distressed municipality under Act 47 is terminated. Altoona is the 13th municipality to exit the program and completed the fastest exit of distressed status by a city. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour Maculogix, a company specializing in technology to identify and manage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced this month’s new low-interest loan approvals made by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for five small business projects throughout the commonwealth. “The loans approved this month represent impactful investments in small businesses that together reveal the great economic diversity in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “We […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at SEKISUI SPI, a thermoplastics manufacturer, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to supporting the manufacturing sector through workforce training in Pennsylvania. “SEKISUI SPI has made incredible progress at this new facility since last […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Chemical Solutions Ltd. (CSL), a heavy metals testing company, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to supporting small businesses. “Governor Wolf remains committed to small business through initiatives like the PIDA program that can help […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin praised the new expansion of the St. Marys, Elk County facility of LEDVANCE, a manufacturer of lighting products, that will convert the company’s existing halogen lighting assembly operations to LED. “It’s great to see companies like LEDVANCE driving innovation that not […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) officials joined company executives and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking for the expansion of New York Blower (NYB) in New Castle, a project that will create at least 22 new, full-time manufacturing jobs at the site. “I […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Clarion Sintered Metals (CSM), a powdered metal company primarily serving the automotive component industry, will expand both of its facilities in Ridgway, Elk County, and create 55 new Pennsylvania jobs. “It’s great to see yet another manufacturer expanding right here in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Clarion Sintered […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at MECCO, an industrial product marking company, to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in Pennsylvania. “Thriving companies like MECCO show us […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined company executives and local leaders at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new LBP Manufacturing facility in Jessup, Lackawanna County, a project supported by the Governor’s Action Team. Following the ceremony, Secretary Davin toured the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders in groundbreaking ceremonies for the Braddock Civic Plaza, a new community park in the heart of Braddock, Allegheny County. “The Wolf administration is committed to making investments like this, that create significant […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced COE Distributing (COE), a wholesale distributor of office furniture and accessories, will expand its footprint in Fayette County and consolidate operations from outside the commonwealth to its site in Smock, creating 20 new, full-time jobs. “Seeing a family-owned company, which has been in Fayette County since 1940, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin, hosted by Rep. Stephen Kinsey, toured four of the 16 historic houses, destinations, and museums in northwest Philadelphia, and discussed the role of historic building preservation in community development. “These sites are so important to Philadelphia not just because of their […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this month’s new low-interest loan approvals made through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for seven projects throughout the commonwealth. “The loans approved this month demonstrate my administration’s continued support for business development down to its very roots in our communities,” said Governor Wolf. “From agricultural production […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the Jobs that Pay tour at threeRivers 3D, a 3D imaging company, to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in Pennsylvania. “Governor Wolf understands the importance of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Socafe, a coffee manufacturer and distributor, will relocate and expand its operations from New Jersey into Pennsylvania and create 130 new jobs in Lackawanna County. “Pennsylvania welcomes Socafe as yet another example of a successful manufacturing company that realizes the positive impact of doing business in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Manitowoc Crane, a manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to supporting Pennsylvania manufacturing. “The Wolf Administration is committed to continuing our efforts to further strengthen Pennsylvania manufacturing for years […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Evoqua Water Technologies, a water solutions provider to public and industrial water systems, will move and expand its existing global headquarters from suburban Allegheny County into downtown Pittsburgh, creating 63 new high-paying jobs in the city. “Any time you see a company move from the suburbs to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Maztech, a manufacturer of advanced bioprocessing equipment, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in Pennsylvania. “Across Pennsylvania, we’re seeing tech […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that The New York Blower Company (NYB) will be expanding its manufacturing facility in New Castle, Lawrence County, which will create 22 new Pennsylvania manufacturing jobs. “Every day, this administration is working to grow Pennsylvania’s manufacturing base and create family-sustaining manufacturing jobs,” Governor Wolf said. “Seeing strong […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Logistics Plus, Inc., a worldwide supply chain management company, will expand its headquarters in the City of Erie, and will create 44 new jobs. “This expansion in the heart of the City of Erie will bring 44 family-sustaining jobs to a location in the center of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc., a manufacturer of state-of-the-art delivery equipment, will establish a new site in Salem Township, Luzerne County and will create 50 new manufacturing jobs over the next three years. “When companies choose Pennsylvania as the best place to expand, it shows the strength […]
Harrisburg, PA – Qualified businesses that want to make new investments in equipment, facilities or real estate now can apply for loans at a low 2 percent fixed rate through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). “PIDA is offering this reduced interest rate for a limited time to encourage businesses to make investments and grow […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at WorkXpress, a web solutions provider, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting an entrepreneurial business environment, advancing technological innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in Pennsylvania. “As a successful entrepreneur himself, Governor Wolf […]
Neville Island, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at the manufacturing facility of Calgon Carbon, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s plans for investing in manufacturing and continuing to make Pennsylvania the most attractive place to do business. “One of Governor Wolf’s top priorities […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Tyson Foods Distribution Center will expand in Schuylkill County and create 114 new, full-time jobs. “I’m proud to announce that Tyson Foods will expand and create 114 family-sustaining jobs in Schuylkill County,” Governor Wolf said. “The company is investing heavily in its future in Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced EY Intuitive, a digital design and software group, will continue to invest in Pennsylvania by expanding its facility in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, creating 65 new jobs. “I applaud EY Intuitive for creating 65 high-paying jobs to Philadelphia and laying the groundwork for future growth in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this month’s new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for four projects throughout the commonwealth. The investments will create and retain more than 80 full-time jobs. “This administration’s dedication to supporting Pennsylvania businesses is evidenced by the loans approved this month,” said Governor […]
Harrisburg, PA – In a letter to Republican leadership in the legislature, Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), denounced the budget cuts in House Bill 218 that would hurt Pennsylvania’s economy and cause devastating job loss for workers and their families across the commonwealth. “The work our department does […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Fischer Lepore yesterday testified before the Senate Committee on Community, Economic, and Recreational Development about tourism funding and the immediate positive impact Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal would have on Pennsylvania’s economy. The governor has proposed $10 million for the Marketing to Attract […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the state will invest nearly $6.3 million through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program to help spur statewide business development in five counties. The investment will create 184 new, full-time jobs and enable businesses to retain another 610 current employees. “The new loan approvals showcase […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Frank Recruitment Group leadership to celebrate that the company, a technology-focused employee recruitment business, has established its new regional headquarters in Philadelphia. The facility will result in the creation of 250 jobs. “Frank Recruitment Group’s decision to establish their new regional headquarters in Philadelphia speaks to […]
Jeannette, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the award of nearly $1 million in funding to remediate the former Jeannette Glass Factory site. The announcement was made at a groundbreaking ceremony this morning by Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. The $960,300 grant is provided through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced seven new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), totaling more than $20.7 million in funding to support business growth in Pennsylvania that will lead to the creation and retention of more than 1,145 jobs. “Projects like those approved today not only propel business development efforts […]
Bradford, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin celebrated the approval of $550,000 in funding through the Keystone Communities Program to support two community revitalization projects in Bradford, McKean County. “The Keystone Communities Program is vital in spurring revitalization and business development in […]
Erie, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by UPMC leadership to announce that Pittsburgh-based UPMC and UPMC Health Plan will continue to invest in Erie by opening a new business operations center this fall that will initially create nearly 200 new full-time jobs, with expectations for future expansion. “Today I am pleased to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that Erich Loych, director of DCED’s Information Technology Center, is a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence. The awards recognize commonwealth employees for exemplary job performance or service that reflects initiative, leadership, innovation and increased efficiency. Erich is one of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Hollander Sleep Products, LLC, a bed pillow and mattress pad manufacturer, will expand its Pennsylvania operations by consolidating multiple operations into a single facility at the Highridge Business Park in Foster Township, Schuylkill County. The company’s expansion will create 80 new jobs during the next three years. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $3.8 million in funding through the Keystone Communities program to support 30 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “We are making impactful investments to revitalize communities and strengthen business development efforts. This important influx of funds will go a long way toward improving the […]
Harrisburg, PA – In a letter sent to the chairs of the Senate Committee on Community, Economic & Recreational Development and the House Commerce Committee, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin warned lawmakers of the negative impacts of the House Republican Caucus’ bill (HB 218, PN 1236) on the state tourism […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that AMES Reese, Inc., a manufacturer of powdered metal component parts, will expand operations and create 30 new jobs at its current site in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. “Today I am pleased to announce that AMES Reese has renewed its commitment to Pennsylvania and will be […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the state is investing nearly $5.5 million through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program to help spur statewide development and create and retain 79 jobs. “These loans are another example of our commitment to assisting small businesses in their efforts to expand their operations which […]
Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced that West Chester Borough was selected as a winner of the 2017 Great American Main Street Award at the Main Street American Conference in Pittsburgh. West Chester, in Chester County, is the first Pennsylvania community to be recognized with this distinction in nearly 20 years. “I am […]
Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration kicked off Pennsylvania Small Business Week, a celebration of small business owners and entrepreneurs and the significant contributions they make to Pennsylvania’s economy. This week the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) will hold a series of events and webinars recognizing these business owners and highlighting resources available […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited BAE Systems and announced on site that BAE Systems, a manufacturer of military combat vehicles, will expand its operations in West Manchester Township, York County, and create 530 new, full-time jobs. “BAE Systems considered additional states throughout the country for this project but selected Pennsylvania above alternate […]
Pittsburgh, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today joined State Representative Ed Gainey, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Chief Development Officer of the City of Pittsburgh Kevin Acklin, Bridgeway Capital, and the University of Pittsburgh at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the university’s recently relocated Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC). The MAC, which […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Ace Hardware Corporation, a retailer-owned hardware cooperative, will establish its new northeast distribution center in Bethel Township, Lebanon County. The move will result in the creation of 208 jobs. “Today’s announcement is great news for Lebanon County, and highlights the benefits of Pennsylvania’s strategic location,” said […]
Lancaster, PA – Governor Wolf today toured Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Inc, a provider of analytical testing services to the bio/pharmaceutical, food, environmental, and medical device industries. In March, Eurofins announced its plans to expand its presence in Lancaster County and create 350 new jobs. “Eurofins is an excellent example of a Pennsylvania company that is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Convergys Corporation, a global customer management service provider, will establish operations in Lower Yoder Township in Johnstown, Cambria County. The move will result in the creation of 251 jobs. “I am pleased that Convergys chose to establish operations in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. This was a critical […]
York, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin continued the Wolf Administration’s ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Klinge Corporation, an internationally distinguished provider of transport refrigeration equipment. “Pennsylvania’s manufacturing legacy spans centuries and continues to bolster our economy, with more than 560,000 employees and 20,000 employers supporting an $85 billion […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the Citizens’ Hose Company #1 of Dillsburg and Franklintown and Community Fire Company in York County will merge operations into a single company to improve services and manage costs to taxpayers. The new organization was established through the department’s technical assistance […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that All Sports America, Ltd., a manufacturer of athletic uniforms, will expand its Storm Uniforms Division at its current facility in Point Township, Northumberland County. The company’s expansion will create 42 new jobs during the next three years and will reshore the manufacturing of products currently being […]
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